Sunday, March 22, 2009

Singles Parties, March 17 - 20, 2009

All three of this week's parties were well-attended:
  • St Patricks Day Mixer, Tuesday, March 17, at Vic Stewart's in Walnut Creek. Last year's party at this wonderful restaurant at an historic train station was so crowded, they gave us three rooms this time. We needed all three for the big crowd!
  • Wine Tasting & Live Band Dance, Thursday, March 19, at Number One Broadway in Los Gatos. The Second Story Band was terrific, as always. The dance floor was packed!
  • Welcome Spring Dance, Friday, March 20, at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in San Rafael. By coincidence, our DJ, Darry K, was born on March 20. So we celebrated the first day of Spring by wishing Darryl a happy birthday, sharing his delicious chocolate birthday cake, and dancing to some terrific music. Great party!

Our largest event of 2009, the first-ever National Baby Boomers Festival, at the Silver Legacy in Reno, Nevada, March 27-29, features three days of non-stop partying. Hope you can join us! CARPOOLING available. Just post a comment at the end of this blog entry for Mach 17 - 20 that you would like to carpool. State where you live and whether you are offering to drive carpoolers to Reno (with each person sharing the cost with you) or whether you want to be a passenger. Include contact info (email and/or phone number). ROOMMATES AVAILABLE. If you would like to share a room in Reno, post a comment at the end of this blog entry. We are hoping that a vast number of our singles from the Bay Area will attend.

For those of you who want to stay close to home this coming weekend, we have a SPRING FLING SINGLES DANCE on Friday, March 27, at Tarragon in Sunnyvale. Optional Progressive Dinner available. Barbara Millin of Singles Supper Club will host this party, as I will be running the giant Baby Boomer Festival in Reno.

More information about all of our events for singles on our website at See you at the parties!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Singles Parties, March 10-13, 2009

Only 2 parties this past week, both well-attended:
  • Our first-ever Cougars Party in Marin was on Tuesday, March 10, at The Spinnaker in Sausalito. Huge crowd! We also had four journalists who attended, who will all be doing stories about the party: Marin Independent Journal, Marin Scope Newspapers, The Daily Californian, and SF Gate (the website for the San Francisco Chronicle. Watch for the stories!
  • It was a lucky Friday the 13th for those who attended our Blast From the Past Singles Dance at the San Mateo Marriott. Nice crowd, great music from the 60s and 70s.

Next week we have four more singles parties:

  • St Patrick's Day Mixer, Tuesday, March 17, at Vic Stewart's in Walnut Creek. If you can't have fun on St Paddy's Day, you're in trouble! Big crowd at last year's party at this fun restaurant, formerly a train station.
  • Wine Tasting & Live Band Dance, Thursday, March 19, at Number One Broadway in Los Gatos. Always a big crowd at our parties at this fun night club. Tonight features great boutique wines, plus dancing to the music of The Second Story Band.
  • Welcome Spring Dance, Friday, March 20, at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in San Rafael. By coincidence, our DJ, Darryl K, was born on March 20, so the first day of Spring will also be the occasion for celebrating Darryl's B-Day!
  • Young Single Professionals After Work Mixer, Friday, March 20, at India Gate in Santa Clara. Meet new friends, late 20s to eary 40s at this fun new restaurant.

More info about all the parties at Happy Spring!

Monday, March 09, 2009

3 parties this past weekend. One giant; two small:
  • North Bay Mixer, Tuesday, March 3, at Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park. This venue was recommended to me by one of our regulars who attends our singles parties. He thought it would be a great space for one of our mixers, and it was... except that it was extremely difficult to find. It was my first time there, and I had trouble finding it myself (even with directions). Wish I had scouted it out in advance, but when you produce 150 singles parties a year, there's not a lot of time for exploring. We had a decent turnout anyway, but I'm sure it would have been much bigger if I had given explicit directions to this fun cafe.
  • East Bay Singles Convention, Saturday, March 7, at the legendary Claremont Resort Hotel in Berkeley. We promoted this party as our largest of 2009 in the East Bay, and it lived up to its billing! Humongous crowd, great party. Best-selling author Susan RoAne gave a fine talk on her latest book, Face-to-Face, followed by terrific dance music by DJ Miguel. Great evening!
  • Sunday in the City Mixer, March 8, at Jillian's in San Francisco. Our singles arrived late, and in a bad ratio. Usually the men come earlier than the women, but this time the men came late. It was hard to get the party going with a disproportionate balance, but eventually the men arrived and we had a reasonably good party. The food was terrific!

Next week only features two singles parties:

  • Single Cougars Mixer, Tuesday, March 10, at The Spinnaker in Sausalito. We've had tremendous publicity at our previous Cougar parties, and this one will be no different. Both the Marin Independent Journal and Marin Scope newspapers are covering this, the first-ever Cougar party in Marin. Should be a very large crowd.
  • Blast From Past Dance, Lucky Friday the 13th of March, at The San Mateo Marriott. We expect a big turnout, as always at our parties at this popular hotel. DJ HickeyB! will play our favorite hits from the 60s and the 70s.

More details about all of our events at See you at the parties!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Singles Parties, February 23-28, 2009

Four singles events this past week:
  • MidLife Singles Mixer, Monday, Feb 23, at Azul in San Francisco. This was our first time at this fun lounge and it was packed! Surprising how many singles will turn out on a drizzly Monday night in the City! Author Mason Grigsby and Dating Expert Annie Gleason gave brief, entertaining talks about MidLife Dating.
  • Finding a Lasting Relationship Seminar, Tuesday, Feb 24, at Santa Rosa Jr College. My popular seminar was enthusiastically received by adults of all ages, intent on meeting someone special over the next 6 months. If you missed this seminar, I will do it again at College of Marin on April 9, under the title of "Looking for Love in All the RIGHT Places."
  • Lock & Key Dance, Thursday, Feb 26, at Easy925 in Danville. Crowded party. People were surprised we did a dance on a Thursday, but we can't get this venue on a Friday or Saturday night, because that's when their regular crowd comes in. It was the perfect size for our Thursday night crowd.
  • Monterey Bay Singles Convention, Saturday, Feb 28, at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey. Author Tana Marie gave an inspired presentation on "How to Find Love During a Recession," followed by the great dance music of DJ HickeyB! Channel 8 TV came down so they could feature us on the 11 o'clock news later that night!

Next week features 3 more parties:

  • North Bay Singles Mixer, Tuesday, March 3, at Sally Tomatoes. This is a new restaurant for our parties.
  • East Bay Singles Convention, Saturday, March 7, at the East Bay's most luxurious hotel, The Claremont in Berkeley. We are thrilled to be doing an event at this gorgeous location and hope to do many more in the future! Best-selling author Susan Roane will discuss her latest book, Face to Face. She will reveal why this is the best way to meet people! Top DJ Miguel of Startracks will spin his usual magic during the dance party which follows. This is our largest event of 2009 in Alameda County!
  • Sunday in the City, March 8, at Jillian's at Metreon in San Francisco. This giant and renowned restaurant/night club is the perfect venue for a fun mixer for our singles.

More info and more singles events at